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Swaps and the FCA Review process: is the Review working?

By Cat Maclean Partner and Solicitor Advocate, Head of Dispute Resolution at MBM Commercial LLP Some 3 and a half years have now passed since the FCA announced a Review into the missale of interest rate hedging products, or swaps. Although…

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RBS and Standard Chartered weakest in Bank stress test

BBC News By Howard Mustoe Business reporter Image copyright AFP Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered were the weakest of Britain’s seven largest lenders in a Bank of England stress test. For the second year, the central bank has subjected…

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RBS: STRIPPING SMALL BUSINESSES, BOOSTING BIG BANKS AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT

Real Media By By Kam Sandhu 27-11-2015 ‘Taking on a bank, especially what was the largest bank in the world at one stage, I’m just a bricklayer, and it really is stressful as an SME to take on these people,’ Clive…

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It Never Rain’s Just Pours For RBS

New York Post By Kevin Dugan November 24, 2015 | 12:03pm RBS facing new charges over sale of loan securities Just when Wall Street thought it was out, the Justice Department pulls it back in. After the big banks paid billions…

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fraud and dishonesty “at the highest level of RBS”

Scottish Legal News LIBOR, Property Alliance Group PLC v RBS, RBS November 17, 2015 The latest on swap litigation: fraud and dishonesty “at the highest level of RBS” In a major development in swaps litigation, an explosive judgement issued on Friday 13th November…

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Bank of England’s Carney: Markets ‘tainted’ by misconduct

BBC News 11 November 2015 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mario Draghi, George Osborne and Mark Carney are attending a public forum on financial markets Bank of England governor Mark Carney says public faith in financial markets has been shaken…

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Global banks must raise €1.1tn in special debt by 2022

FT Thomas Hale in Basel, Caroline Binham and Laura Noonan in Londo ©PA Mark Carney The biggest international banks must raise as much as €1.1tn by 2022 in special debt designed to prevent taxpayer bailouts of lenders, a global group…

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Iceland does what the US won’t: 26 top bankers sent to prison for role in financial crisis

‘Businessman lighting cigar with $100 dollar bill’ [Shutterstock] Reykjavík, Iceland – In stark contrast to the record low number of prosecutions of CEO’s and high-level financial executives in the U.S., Iceland has just sentenced 26 bankers to a combined 74…

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“Cronies and cheating the taxpayer”: MP targets RBS bank tax avoiders in share sell off

Common Space Michael Gray 6th November 2015 1:09 pm Call to halt bank sale in favour of reform rejected by UK Government UK MINISTERS decided to “wash their hands” of a tax evasion scandal in a subsidiary of the government-owned Royal…

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‘On the horizon’: UK on brink of ANOTHER catastrophic banking crash, warns insider

The Express  PUBLISHED: 12:02, Fri, Nov 6, 2015 | UPDATED: 16:43, Fri, Nov 6, 2015 BRITAIN’S banking industry has failed to learn a single lesson from the catastrophic crash that brought the economy to its knees, a senior industry figure…

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